Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships

Established in honour of the late Frank Knox to encourage scholarly exchange between the United States and the British Commonwealth, this scholarship supports graduate coursework students to undertake graduate study at Harvard University.

Applications open

1 Sep 2019

Last day for applications learn more

1 Dec 2019

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

General allowance
Tuition fee exemption
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

100% fee remission and up to $60,000

Applicable study areas

All study areas

Number of scholarships awarded

Up to 3

  • Eligibility & selection criteria

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • have applied directly to the relevant graduate school at Harvard University for your chosen degree program
    • have Australian citizenship at the time of application and normally reside in Australia
    • have graduated with a Bachelor or higher degree at an Australian university by the 2019-2020 academic year
    • have completed the Bachelor or higher degree no earlier than 2015

    Eligibility criteria is listed on the Frank Knox website,

    Selection criteria

    The University of Melbourne will select eligible applicants for nomination to the Committee on General Scholarships at Harvard University on the basis of academic excellence, strength of character, and potential for leadership in the applicant’s field of study.

    The Knox Fellowship Program is administered by the Committee on General Scholarships at Harvard University.

    Candidates who enrol in part-time degree programs, online programs, or Executive Education programs are not eligible for Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships.

  • Application process

    The application process consists of two parts:

    1. You must complete and upload the following documents:

    • Academic transcripts for any tertiary studies undertaken at an institution other than the University of Melbourne
    • Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship Guidelines and Application form
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Personal essay (maximum 1000 words); provide an account of your academic pursuits, intellectual interests, extra-curricular activities, and the reasons for your desire to study at Harvard University; the essay should also explain your plan of study at Harvard and your future career plans.

    The above documents must be submitted via the University of Melbourne online application form by 1st December

    2. Your two referees will be invited to submit a reference letter by latest 1st December via the University of Melbourne online portal.

    Only complete applications submitted before the closing date will be considered.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship will directly notify applicants of their outcomes by no later than June 2020

What are the benefits?

  • A stipend of at least US$30,000 for a ten-month academic year, or up to a maximum of two years for multiple-year programs; and
  • Tuition fees covered; and
  • Health insurance fees covered
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